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ESL Rio CS:GO Major delayed to November over Coronavirus

ESL has announced the CS:GO Major in Brazil has been delayed from May to November, due to ongoing concerns around the Coronavirus outbreak.

In the latest major esport event to be affected by the virus, ESL has decided to push back the Rio CS:GO Major to November.

Originally scheduled to take place in May, the ESL Rio CS:GO Major will now happen on 19-22nd November at the same Jeunesse Arena venue, effectively replacing the usual November Major.

As explained in an announcement post, the prize money for the May Major will be added to the November Major - meaning it’s now been boosted to $2,000,000.

Tickets purchased for the May Major will be valid for the new dates. If you can’t make the new dates however, you can request a refund through eventbrite using the email address you used to purchase.

ESL stated details will arrive soon on how participants for the Major will be determined, as well as what’s planned for May in its place.

They also reiterated the Major will remain a Championship level event in the ESL Pro Tour and will contribute towards the Intel Grand Slam.

This isn't the first (or probably last) CS:GO tournament to be affected, with IEM Katowice last month going ahead without an audience due to the outbreak.

A wealth of other tournaments have been affected too, including the newly announced Smash World Tour, Rocket League World Championships and DreamHack Dallas

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